What is happening to us?
The only answer now is Jesus Christ and we Christians need to redouble our efforts to inform the world of the truth which our adversary (Satan) has been so successfully suppressing! http://www.godsplan.org.uk/markofcain.htm
There will be terrible times in the last days, as amplified and illustrated in;
2 Timothy 3:1-4
1. This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3. Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4. Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5. Having a form of godliness,(Those who seem to understand God’s Word) but denying the power thereof: ( Denying the power of the Holy Ghost from within) from such turn away.
1. People will be lovers of themselves,
2. Lovers of money,
6. Disobedient to their parents,
9. Without love,
12. Without self control,
14. Not lovers of the good,
17. Conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God."
How many people do you know, including yourself, (Male and female) today who can honestly say, “ I am none of these.”
2 Timothy 4:1, 3, 4,
1. I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, Who shall judge the quick and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom.
3. For the time will come when they (The people) will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; (False prophets, who tell them what they want to hear)
4. And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
By just looking around you, observing, and taking note of news headlines, also listening to people and friends chatting, it is very hard to deny the problems facing this country and indeed the whole of the English speaking countries. These problems are setting in slowly but surely, and at more than a snail’s pace. Hardly a day goes by without some form of very bad news just to keep us depressed. Well I can tell you that this is certainly Satan’s world right now make no mistake, and it will get progressively worse.
It is the evangelist St. John who concentrates on this title of evil spirit as prince of this world. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/john.htm To be exact there are three passages in the fourth Gospel where Jesus identifies the devil as the prince of this world. On the first occasion, Jesus is speaking to the people just before He enters His Passion:
John 12: 31-32
31 Now is the judgement of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
32 “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me.”
On the second occasion, Jesus is speaking during the Last Supper. He is telling His followers not to be afraid. He was indeed going away from them. But He would come back http://www.godsplan.org.uk/firstandsecondadam.htm. Then He continued:
John 14: 30-31
30. Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in Me.
31. But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave Me commandment, even so I do. Arise let us go hence.
On the third occasion, still at the Last Supper, our Lord predicts the coming of the Holy Spirit and the final victory over the prince of this world
John 16: 7-10
07 If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
08 Herein is My Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be My disciples.
09 As the Father hath loved Me, so have I loved you: continue in My love.
10 These things have I spoken unto you, that My joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
WHO IS THE PRINCE OF THIS WORLD?
He is the devil whose very nature is to murder and to lie, in other words to destroy and to deceive. Consequently we may define the world for which Christ did not pray as a world dominated by the devil as destroyer of human life and as deceiver of the human mind. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/markofcain.htm
Since the dawn of history, the devil has misled human beings in what may be called an ocean of lies. But in our century he has deceived millions on the meaning of human freedom.
Certainly we have a free will. In fact this is the great gift we have received from God to choose to love Him by submitting our wills to His divine will. However; what the devil does is divorce human freedom from dependence on God.
This is simply atheism in disguise.
· Each person’s conscience is now being given the status of a supreme tribunal of moral judgment.
· The subjective conscience of each person becomes ruler in moral matters apart from the mind and will of God.
· Conscience thus becomes the final judge for each person of what is right or wrong, independent of the laws of God.
What has been the result? There is a radical conflict between moral law and conscience, between nature and freedom.
The objective moral law is ignored or rejected in favour of the subjective judgment of each person for himself.
DO SOME PEOPLE ALSO DENY HUMAN FREEDOM?
Yes, ironically many in today’s world who exalt (To raise in rank, character, or status; elevate): human freedom at the expense of obedience to God’s laws, are the very ones who deny freedom altogether. This is not surprising when you realize that true freedom consists in choosing what we need and not what we want. Anyone who claims this; denies that we are ever truly free in anything we choose to do. We become slaves of our own desires. Those who advocate pro-choice make themselves their own gods.
Because the devil is a liar, he is not consistent. He has seduced people into thinking that they, and not God, are the arbiters (One chosen or appointed to judge or decide a disputed issue; an arbitrator).
of moral behaviour. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/markofcain.htm This, we know, is not true. But once you make your own will the final judge of what is good, you become a prisoner of your own selfish urges and thus lose every vestige of authentic freedom. On these grounds, “freedom” and “liberty” and “choice” are mere words, which the devil put into the human vocabulary as substitutes for self-induced slavery.
THE BASIC DEMONIC LIE.
The most fundamental untruth, which the devil has sown in the minds of modern man, is the denial of genuine freedom.
What the evil spirit does not want us to believe is that our freedom depends on the truth. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/thetruth.htm Christ teaches us just the opposite. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/teachingofjesus.htm
1. We are first to know with our minds what God expects of us.
2. We must use our free will to direct the mind to seek and find the will of God.
3. Then, and only then, are we truly free to use our liberty of choice in submitting our wills to the will of the Almighty.
This is what the Saviour meant when He told us,
John 8:32 “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
By these words, Our Lord means that He came into the world to teach us the truth. Once we know and understand that TRUTH, we are in a position to use our free will to choose. In other words, our wills can be enslaved if they do not know what God wants us to choose. But if we are duly enlightened by Christ in knowing what to choose, we have true freedom; we have the liberty to choose what we are expected to choose on the way to our eternal destiny:- http://godsplan.org.uk/messianicage.htm All of this the devil has been trying, (and how successfully), to convince human beings that they, and not God, have the right to decide on what to choose.
SATAN AS MURDERER
When we say the devil is a murderer, we first mean that he is a murderer of the human spirit. In the vocabulary of the evangelist St. John, there are two kinds of death that we can suffer.
1. We can die when the soul leaves the body as the principle of our natural life. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/earthlytabernacle.htm
2. But we can die a second death when the human soul is deprived of its supernatural life, which is sanctifying grace.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
The devil was a murderer from the beginning of the human race. When he successfully tempted our first parents, he murdered their souls by depriving them of the friendship of God. Moreover, except for the sin of Adam and Eve, brought on by the devil, our bodies would have been immortal. (Spiritual) Consequently the devil is a murderer twice over.
· He killed the souls of our first parents and their progeny by depriving us of supernatural life.
· He has also been killing human beings by depriving their bodies of the immortality they would have enjoyed had sin not come into the world through the instigation of Satan.
Ever since the first murder, when Cain killed his brother Abel out of envy, this has been the pattern of all murderers until the present day. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/markofcain.htm
· It was out of envy that Saul tried to kill the young David.
· It was out of envy that the Scribes and Pharisees successfully plotted the murder of Christ on Calvary.
· It was out of envy that the Romans martyred thousands of Christians in the Coliseum.
· It is out of envy of their fathers that their unnatural mother is killing millions of unborn children through abortion.
Our focus in this conference is not on how the devil first brought death into the world. Our concern is to see how the devil continues his double homicide in our day.
The Murder of Human Souls.
· We believe that our eternal destiny depends on obedience to the laws of God.
· We further believe that to obey God we must submit our wills to His divine will.
· We still further believe that, on the last day, we shall be mainly judged on our practice of charity toward those whom God has placed into our lives.
1 Corinthians 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
Already in the beginning of the Old Testament, God forbade the taking of innocent human life. Cain committed the first murder when he killed his brother Abel. What was the sequence, which produced the first murder?
· It was the devil that deceived Eve;
· Then Eve convinced Adam to follow her example;
· Then Adam’s sin despoiled human nature by depriving his descendants of the built-in control of their passions;
· Then Cain gave in to his envy of Abel whom he murdered. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/markofcain.htm
Thus the devil was the first agent to deprive human beings not only of God’s grace but also of mastery over their sinful inclinations.
With the coming of Christ, access to the grace of God was restored to the human race. But Christ also elevated the old law. Not only are Christians to practice justice and therefore not destroy innocent human life. They are to love one another even as Christ has loved them. How has Christ loved us? He has loved us even to dying on the (stake or tree) for our salvation. Acts 5:30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.
How then are we to love others? We are to love them by being willing to die for them.
This is dramatically illustrated in the comparison of two men, both contemporaries: Adolf Hitler and Maximilian Kolbe.
· Hitler ordered the murder of millions of innocent Jews and Christians. The holocaust has become synonymous with the mass murder of blameless human beings. What is less known, however, is the instigation behind Hitler’s homicidal mania. It was Friedrich Nietzsche, the German philosopher whose writings can only be described as inspired by the devil. Nietzsche hated God and, like Lucifer, envied God’s supremacy.
· The Franciscan Maximilian Kolbe was put in a concentration camp for refusing to follow Hitler’s demonic hatred. Kolbe offered his life in place of a fellow prisoner who was the father of a large family. Kolbe died as a martyr of heroic charity. He is now honoured as a saint.
We return to our subtitle, “The Murder of Human Souls.” We believe that the wilful destruction of innocent persons is a grave sin. Unless repented, it is punished by a just God with eternal deprivation of the vision of God. To be stressed is the close relationship between the fifth and sixth commandments:
· “Thou shall not kill” [Murder]
· “Thou shall not commit adultery.”
We could go down the whole list of the seven capital sins and see that each one is the object of the devil’s temptation. But he specializes in the first two sins of pride and lust. He deceives his victims into thinking they have the right to determine their own norms of morality, and then lures them into every form of lechery.
From pride and lust follow all the sins, which the human will can commit. This, after all, is the devil’s main purpose in tempting us. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Decalogueinscripture.htm
· He was condemned for his sin of pride.
· He wants us to join him in his infernal paradise.
· Unlike the evil spirit, we have bodies whose most ecstatic pleasure comes from the use of our procreative powers.
· God has reserved the experience of this pleasure for the sacred precincts of matrimony.
· The devil has convinced whole nations to the contrary.
Murder of Human Bodies.
All we have said so far may be called a prelude to what is most characteristic of the modern world. It is the mass murder of millions of innocent human beings, whether born or unborn.
In the United States alone the commonly accepted figure is about one and a half million abortions every year.
The actual statistics, which the media are careful to hide, indicate that between ten and sixteen million unborn children are murdered each year by their bewitched “mothers.”
Why the difference in numbers? Because most contraceptives are abortifacients. (An abortifacient is a substance that induces abortion) They not only prevent conception, they kill the newly conceived child.
What is really demonic about this global murder is not the sheer number of innocent persons put to death. It is the fact that these murders are recognised and approved and we should say even mandated by civil law.
In one nation after another, abortion is now legalized. Commentators throughout the world are speculating on what is happening to us.
What is happening to us is that so many once Christian cultures have reverted to their pre-Christian status. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/markofcain.htm
To appreciate this conclusion we should see something of the moral condition of the Roman Empire before the rise of Christianity.
What happened? The same agents of Satan, the prince of this world, who had authorized the killing of innocent children in pre-Christian days succeeded in de-Christianising one modern society after another. The result was inevitable. Civil laws now not only permit but, we may say, prescribe abortion and infanticide.
What is happening again?
The Rise of the Holy Roman Empire. The Fourth Reich
Signs of the time
When there is quite a bit more demand than supply it will cause huge economic disruptions. The oil producing nations will be able to raise oil prices to levels that many nations simply will not be able to afford. The nations that control the oil will become very wealthy but they will become a very tempting target for those coveting their oil.
Signs of the time
China the sleeping giant awakes in this generation and is on a military and economic course that will make her a world superpower by AD 2020. Recent stolen nuclear secrets from the United States, the trade imbalances and the ten percent growth rate in the economy of China each year makes this certain. Relations between China and the West are deteriorating over Taiwan and ideology. China will become much more dependent on Middle-East oil as it industrialisers and its own supply dwindles (oil). Larger than expected purchases of oil by China is the chief reason for the recent run up in world oil prices. China will march to the Middle East to secure these oil fields if necessary. China also has security pacts with Islamic nations that could bring her into an East-West conflict.
According to the 2000 CIA report, the military fit males in China alone now already exceed 200,000,000. China's one child policy will create a surplus of at least 50,000,000 men by 2035 AD. China will soon have the largest gross domestic output in the world to fund their military. Today this funding is growing at a rate of 20 percent per year. All this appears to be more than just coincidence.
The stage is now being set to fulfill what God said would happen and it is likely that it will occur in this prophetic generation.
Signs of the time
Russia is following in the footsteps of Germany before the Second World War. National pride and the memory of the empire they once had is now compelling them to rebuild a strong military under an authoritative leader. Putin stepped aside as President for a few years and took the number two position, but at the next election he will almost certainly become president of Russia until the time of the Ezekiel war. (The War of Ezekiel Chapters 38–39 or The War of Gog and Magog is an episode in the Book of Ezekiel. The Book of Ezekiel was written in the first half of the 6th century by Ezekiel.) Putin is gaining more power all the time and he has specifically stated that his primary goal is to bring Russia to world superpower status again. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/gogandmagog.htm
Signs of the time
Islamic nations are 5 to 20 years from having a significant stock of nuclear weapons. When the Islamic nations get these weapons they can raise oil prices to any level they wish and can use oil as a political weapon. Oil wealth in the next 10 to 30 years will bring a time of great riches for the rebuilding of Babylon. It is very likely that this is the generation that will see the rise and fall of Babylon the Great. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/leadcontainer.htm
Signs of the time
Israel is a nation. The Jews have returned first from the East, then from the West, next they came from the North and finally they are coming from the South in the exact order as Isaiah 43:5-6 tells.
5 Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;
6 I will say to the north, “Give up”; and to the south, Keep not back: bring My sons from far, and My daughters from the ends of the earth;
The preparations for building the third temple are about complete. Enemies surround Israel, and anti-Semitism is rising all over the world. A peace plan is being brokered with those who hate the Jews and want no peace. Prophetic scripture is being fulfilled in this generation whether those who identify with Christianity acknowledge it or not.
Signs of the time
The massive world debt load argues that borrowers have become enslaved by the lenders and will do their wishes. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/protocolsofzion.htm On a temporal national level this means that debt-ridden nations must fall in line with the agenda of the globalist socialist elite or they will find themselves in a depression. In the longer term when Satan is ready for his man (Abaddon) to take control of the world, this generation will see a total crash of the old economic system. The solution of the new economic system will bring the 666 mark of the Beast and enslavement. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/eviltrilogy.htm
Signs of the time
The stage is being set for the new Holy Roman Empire with the modern day rise of the European Union:
The European super state certainly is evolving in this generation and it is very likely that this same generation will see the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation fulfilled with this European Beast rising out of the sea (Gentiles).
Signs of the time
The astute in the evangelical church are expecting Jesus to come back soon. The dead church will not accept any knowledge that we are near the end times. Their unbelief is displayed in their paganistic and humanistic worldly lifestyle
The Holy Spirit led awakening of the true Church to the soon return of Jesus is a very strong indicator that it is this generation that will see the promise of the coming of Jesus fulfilled.
Signs of the time
There have been many raids on the flock but never have there been so many wolves in sheep’s clothing attacking from so many directions. With mass media the grievous wolves in sheep's clothing have access to many sheep and they are fleecing the flock like never before in history. The scripture states that there would be;
· Bad doctrine,
· And ungodly practices by the leaders of the church in the last days.
What is happening in our day in the church is a pretty good predictor that we are very near the last days foretold in the scripture.
Signs of the time
· World treaties are eroding national sovereignty.
· Population pressures,
· Resource depletion,
· Environmental and security concerns are certain to make global world government a necessity very soon,
At least the elitist’s power brokers of the world think so.
The stage is being set today for fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Under the present course, it may take another 20 to 30 (16 or 26 2015) years for world central government to evolve enough to supersede all national priorities. During conditions of war and troubles like we see developing, world government that supersedes national sovereignty probably is coming even sooner.
Signs of the time
Sooner rather than later God will intervene to protect the innocent and His own people by judging the wicked. We need to take a good look at our society today. Take a rational look at the perverted things that many people dwell upon. Would God create us for this purpose?
· Do unnatural lusts of the flesh make any rational sense? (No)
· Why do the sexually perverse hate biblical morality? (Restriction)
· Why do the sexually perverse prey on the innocent? (To bring to their likeness)
· Why do the sexually perverse hate the true people of God? (Because to them we are weak).
Do the reasons for past judgments in the Bible also apply to our society?
After looking at the world's downward spiral into the perverse, how much longer do we think God will let this insanity go on?
I think that it may get worse before it gets better, but God will deal with sex perversion in society in the same generation that these demonic spirits prevail over society. From what I see, it really looks like God will judge this present generation.